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Step 1:  Getting Started

A. Using Toolbars:

Microsoft Word uses menus, tool bars, icons and other controls to format documents, uses special features, and tracks changes made for editing.

Graphic displaying Menu Bar, Standard Tool Bar, Formatting and Styles Bar and Reviewing Tool Bar.

 

To turn on the tool bars:

  1. Click on View; Toolbars.
  2. Click on Formatting;
  3. Click on View; Toolbars.
  4. Click on Reviewing.

Graphic showing drop down list for the View menu bar option. Toolbars is selected displaying an additional drop down list. The options Standards, Formatting and Reviewing are selected. Click Alt+V, then T to get to the Tool bars list.

 

B. Naming Files

It’s a good idea to name and save your file as soon as you start work.  File names must be a continuous string of characters. This string should not contain any special characters. The only period in the file name should be the period that precedes the file extension.  Special characters are:

 

!

Exclamation Point

,

Comma

;

Semi-colon

:

Colon

?

Question Mark

()

Left or Right Parentheses

{}

Left or Right Brace

@

At sign

/ \

Left or Right Bar (Solidus)

=

Equal sign

+

Plus sign

Example:

Improper file name: June Monthly Report.doc

Proper file name: JuneMonthlyReport.doc or June-Monthly-Report.doc

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